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Who is Andy Devine?
Andy Devine dies at 79.
The legendary actor, best known for his role as Shadrach Dingle on the ITV soap, passed away in January, although the tragic news has only just emerged.
Public records confirm his death on January 27, and his cause of death has not been publicly confirmed.
Andy Devine’s Career and Life
Andy, born Peter Devine, played Shadrak on and off from 2000 to 2010, when he was last seen in Emmerdale.
His illustrious career saw him serve in the Royal Navy in the 1960s, and then he became a classic actor before turning to soap operas.
Devine’s roles include playing the grim guard in several episodes of the Doctor Who story Frontier in Space, and as Bernard on Channel 4’s Queer As Folk.
On July 23, 2010, he left Emmerdale more than a decade later, murdered in an emotional history of alcoholism.
Tributes to the star began today, with fans paying tribute to him on Twitter.
One wrote: “Sad to hear the news of Andy Devine’s passing.
“Looks like January.
Better known as #Emmerdale’s Shadrach Dingle, who played Betty’s wedding photographer in the 1995 Coronation Street episode and returned as a radio DJ in 2000.
Another wrote: “Just heard the sad news that Andy Devine, who played Shadrach Dingle in #Emmerdale and Bernard in Queer as Folk, passed away in January.
“He played such a great comedic role.